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Album Sales Round-Up: Week of February 20th, 2013

Posted by: Jason Tate (02/20/13)
Mumford and Sons were propelled by the Grammys to reclaim the number one spot on this week's charts by selling 185,000 copies of their album. The "Grammy Nominations" compilation comes in at number two with 88,000 copies sold and Bruno Mars grabs the number three spot by selling 86,000 albums. Overall album sales in this past chart week hit 6.81 million units, up 17% compared with last week and down 12% compared to last year. Year to date album sales are at 39.12 million, down 6% compared to the same total at this point last year. Some other notable sales from the past week can be found below.

Album SalesMumford and Sons - Babel (1,922,00)
Taylor Swift - Red (72,000 / 3,400,000)
The Lumineers - Self Titled (67,000 / 1,007,000)
fun. - Some Nights (66,000 / 1,089,000)
Bullet for my Valentine - Temper Temper (40,000)
Black Keys - El Camino (40,000 / 1,192,000)
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (29,000 / 581,000)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist (20,000 / 357,000)
Muse - Second Law (14,000 / 308,000)
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, Maad City (18,000 / 731,000)
Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More (21,000 / 2,784,000)
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (16,300 / 508,000)
Pearl Jam - Ten (4,000 / 10,000,000)
Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal (11,000 / 673,000)
Tegan and Sara - Hearthrob (8,000 / 70,000)
Coheed and Cambria - Afterman: Descension (7,500 / 48,000)
Foals - Holy Fire (6,400)
fun. - Aim and Ignite (5,000 / 201,000)
Black Veil Brides - Wretched and Divine (4,600 / 72,000)
Dropkick Murphys - Signed and Sealed in Blood (4,640 / 60,000)
Local Natives - Hummingbird (4,100 / 37,000)
Justin Timberlake - Future Love / Sex Sounds (3,500 / 4,400,000)
Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprite (3,500 / 528,000)
Bon Iver - For Emma (1,700 / 506,000)
Blink 182 - Dogs Eating Dogs (1,400 / 112,000)
The XX - Coexist (3,300 / 204,000)
Silverstein - This is How the Wind Shifts (2,500 / 11,500 )
Bad Religion - True North (2,200 / 28,000)
The Wonder Years - Sleeping on Trash (2,000 / 2,500)
Pierce the Veil - Collide with the Sky (1,500 / 101,000)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (1,400 / 57,000)
All Time Low - Don't Panic (1,100 / 91,000)
Single SalesMacklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Shop (412,000)
Baauer - Harlem Shake (262,000)
The Lumineers - Hey Ho (92,000)
Justin Timberlake - Suit and Tie (201,000)
Fall Out Boy - My Songs ... (55,700 / 217,000)

These numbers come from a combination of Hits, Billboard, and when we can find them SoundScan itself.
  
 
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12:41 PM on 02/20/13
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These are always interesting to look at. Pearl Jam hitting that diamond status, nice.
01:36 PM on 02/20/13
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And this is the exact reason that Fun. losing Album of the Year was a big deal. They wouldve sold about what Babel did this week if they had won. Same thing happened with Adele last year. It blasted back up to number 1 with like 250,000 sold in one week and stayed there for a while. People want to have the album of the year
01:47 PM on 02/20/13
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Good for the Lumineers. That album is trucking along wonderfully.

Man, if Macklemoore had only come out ten years ago they'd be killing it. The album isn't even gold but the single is like 6x platinum I think...?
02:56 PM on 02/20/13
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cool to see kendrick still putting up numbers. sucks to see bullet for my valentine is still a band.
02:57 PM on 02/20/13
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Alabama Shakes also did about 26,000 this week. That number could even rise after their amazing SNL performance.
06:59 PM on 02/20/13
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Yay for fun. I'm a bit disappointed that T. Swift sold that much last week.
08:17 PM on 02/20/13
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Alabama Shakes also did about 26,000 this week. That number could even rise after their amazing SNL performance.
I bought based off of that- vinyl came scratched to hell though- waiting on the replacement
04:54 AM on 02/21/13
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Baauer - Harlem Shake (262,000)

About that...
07:23 AM on 02/21/13
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Baauer - Harlem Shake (262,000)

About that...

makes sense.
good for him though.
08:48 AM on 02/21/13
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This is a dumb question but I can't seem to find the answer on the google machine. Do vinyl sales count towards these numbers?
10:12 AM on 02/21/13
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It's crazy that Adele is still at #20.
12:56 PM on 02/22/13
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This is a dumb question but I can't seem to find the answer on the google machine. Do vinyl sales count towards these numbers?
Yes.
01:07 PM on 02/22/13
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im kinda impressed with the blink ep selling 112k. No publicity, no US shows to support it, and only available on itunes.
Still, if this were ten years ago it would have already gone gold.
01:29 PM on 02/22/13
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Get it fun.!

Baauer - Harlem Shake (262,000)

About that...

It's a good song to twerk to lbr, but I'm done with people posting videos of themselves doing the HS incorrectly
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